A Midwife in Mali
June 10, 2006 Saturday 3PM CT
The story of a gifted young midwife in rural Mali who herself dies in childbirth, told by her friend and partner, this hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders with Jean Feraca.
"There have been many accounts, mostly by sociologists and anthropologists, of studying people from other cultures. But there have been few accounts of actually being friends with them. Anyone who is curious about what such a friendship feels like from the inside should read this respectful but intimate account of the bond between Kris Holloway and Monique Dembele."
-- Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
- Kris Holloway, Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa from 1989 to 1991, author of "Monique and the Mango Rains"
- Lois 6/12/06: "As a nurse-midwife who has worked both in Milwaukee and in three countries in Africa, thansk for the program. However, nurse-midwives do not do home deliveries in this country but function within the existing medical system. Having taught midwives, I have a real appreciaton for the knowlege, skills and abilities of local midwives in Africa."